Scottish Puritans: Select Biographies (2 volume set)  -
Buy Item $43.49 Retail: $59.00 Save 26% ($15.51) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Scottish Puritans: Select Biographies (2 volume set)

Banner of Truth / 2009 / Hardcover

$43.49 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $59.00
|
Save 26% ($15.51)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW710160

Current Promotions

Product Description

Scottish Puritans - Select Biographies constitute one of the great treasures of Scottish Christian literature. In quick succession, we meet such justly famous and revered figures as John Welsh, David Dickson, William Guthrie, and James Fraser of Brea, but also the lesser known and long forgotten, like the land-labourer of Carrick, John Stevenson.

Here are the stories and reflections of men and women who, in times of great darkness, testing, and suffering, tasted what the author of Hebrews calls 'the powers of the age to come'.

This is a magnificent two-volume set, calculated to stir the soul and to find a place of honour and affection in every Christian who loves to read the thrilling history of the Scottish church! - Sinclair B. Ferguson

The 17th century was a dynamic period in Scottish church history, and yet many of its rich records lay hidden in privately owned manuscripts for two hundred years. It was only with the evangelical awakening of the 1840s that close attention was given to their publication, and a Society, formed for that purpose in Edinburgh, took the name of the historian, Robert Wodrow (1679-1734).

On the 26 volumes thus published subsequent authors have depended heavily, and particularly so with respect to the two volumes originally entitled Select Biographies. In an era when Puritan literature is again being rediscovered their reprint is timely, providing as it does the opportunity to go back to first-hand sources. Here, for the most part, men and women live in their own words, or in the witness of their contemporaries. The 19th-century editor, William Tweedie, himself an evangelical leader, thought it worthwhile to be the editor of this rare material, and all who have possessed them endorse his judgment.

Of the two volumes packed with biography, the first tells the story of John Welsh, Patrick Simson, and John Livingstone, men 'who acted a prominent part in their eventful times but whose histories were not so generally known'. The son-in-law of John Knox and minister of Ayr, Welsh was one of 'the most remarkable men of his time . . . for his learning, piety, and zeal.'

Simson was minister at Stirling and, although less well known than Welsh, was of a similar noble character. It was said of him that few were able to surpass him in learning, judicious counsel, and boldness in opposing error. Livingstone, perhaps the most powerful preacher in Scotland during the mid-seventeenth century, was instrumental in a revival at the Kirk of Shotts, before going on to minister in Killinchy (Ireland), Stranraer, and Ancrum.

He played a notable part in the tumultuous events of those years, including the negotiations that led to the return of the exiled King Charles II. Letters, sermons, and some other rare material supplement the biographies of these men.

Also included in this first volume are: the Last and Heavenly Speeches of John, Viscount Kenmure (attributed to Samuel Rutherford), the Memoirs of Walter Pringle, and the Soliloquies of Mrs Janet Hamilton of Earlstoun.

All give insight into, not only the manners and spirit of the age, but also the faith, love, zeal, and sufferings of men and women whose lives speak to us of apostolic Christianity. They devoted themselves to the Word of God and prayer. They enjoyed real communion with Christ. They knew the Holy Spirit and believed in his power to change both lives and nations.

The second volume of Scottish Puritans - Select Biographies contains the lives of David Dickson, William Guthrie, and James Fraser of Brea. Dickson, 'a star of the first magnitude' among the eminent ministers of Scotland, laboured In Irvine with extraordinary fruitfulness for twenty-three years, before suffering ejection and exile under the episcopal policies of King James I.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1084
Vendor: Banner of Truth
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 184871016X
ISBN-13: 9781848710160
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. The Preachers of Scotland: From the Sixth to the Nineteenth Century
    The Preachers of Scotland: From the Sixth to the Nineteenth Century
    William G. Blaikie
    Banner of Truth / Hardcover
    $19.80 Retail: $22.00 Save 10% ($2.20)
    Availability: Out of Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW18052
  2. The History of the Reformation in Scotland
    The History of the Reformation in Scotland
    John Knox
    Banner of Truth / 1991 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.00 Save 22% ($3.01)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW9001
  3. Children in Revival: 300 Years of God's Work in Scotland
    Children in Revival: 300 Years of God's Work in Scotland
    Harry Sprange
    Christian Focus Publications / Trade Paperback
    $13.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 10% ($1.50)
    Availability: Out of Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW927893
  4. John Knox and the Reformation
    John Knox and the Reformation
    D.M. Lloyd-Jones, Iain Murray
    Banner of Truth / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $11.00 Save 18% ($2.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW711143

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. ESV Verse-by-Verse Reference Bible (Black)
    ESV Verse-by-Verse Reference Bible (Black)
    Crossway Books & Bibles / 2012 / Genuine Leather
    $56.99 Retail: $84.99 Save 33% ($28.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW532733
  2. Commentary on Romans
    Commentary on Romans
    Martin Luther
    Kregel Publications / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 31% ($5.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW431204
  3. The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther
    The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther
    Steven J. Lawson
    Reformation Trust Publishing / 2013 / Hardcover
    $10.99 Retail: $16.00 Save 31% ($5.01)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW186932
  4. The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards
    The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards
    Steven J. Lawson
    Reformation Trust Publishing / 2008 / Hardcover
    $10.99 Retail: $16.00 Save 31% ($5.01)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW691085

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search